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One in five cases of Lassa fever – a disease that kills around 5,000 people a year in West Africa – could be due to human-to-human transmission, with a large proportion of these cases caused...

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Approximately 200 people have been infected and 20 have died as a result of a cholera outbreak in the Rivers State in southern Nigeria, according to a Guardian News report. The outbreak in various communities...

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The top of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) webpage last week stated the following fact: For the first time ever, no cases of wild poliovirus have been reported in Africa in the last 4 months.  That...

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The number of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases have topped 300 globally as the bad situation in Pakistan continues. With reports of 14 additional cases from Pakistan and one from Afghanistan, the global...

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Although the number of wild poliovirus 1 (WPV-1) cases in Nigeria has dropped significantly in 2014 with only 6 confirmed cases (compared to 53 recorded  last year), the west African country has seen...

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A website that falsely report, “22 cases of the Ebola Virus have been confirmed in Taipei” has prompted the Taiwan Center for Disease Control (CDC) to issue a warning with threats of fines...

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There were 21 new cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) reported out of the polio endemic countries, according to the latest data from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). Afghanistan saw...

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Just about a week after battling back the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in a yeoman’s fashion, Nigeria’s Oyo State is now in a battle with another viral hemorrhagic fever, Lassa fever,...

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The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declares that Nigeria is now free of Ebola virus transmission. Africa’s most populous country completed the 42 days without a new Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)...

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With the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Senegal, we have some good news and some not so good news from the World Health Organization (WHO). First the...